Two athletes who compiled never-seen-before numbers highlight the list of 2012's top York-Adams League performances.

Eastern York's Alex Cooley and Delone Catholic's Sierra Moore closed out their brilliant careers on the football field and basketball court, respectively, by setting York-Adams records.

Cooley became the league's all-time leading rusher with 6,015 yards, eclipsing the previous mark by a whopping 1,582 yards. Cooley set a state single-game record by racking up 500 rushing yards against Hanover, and in his final season, he carried the ball 258 times for 2,845 yards, a ridiculous 11.1 yards-per-carry average.

Delone Catholic’s Sierra Moore became the York-Adams Leagues all-time leading girls scorer with 2,575 points.
Delone Catholic's Sierra Moore became the York-Adams Leagues all-time leading girls scorer with 2,575 points. (File photo)

Moore, who's currently playing NCAA Division I college basketball at Duke University, completed a legendary high school career as the York-Adams League's all-time leading girls' scorer with 2,575 points. Moore averaged 24.7 points a game in her final season.

In another noteworthy basketball accomplishment, Red Lion's Don Dimoff joined an exclusive club by becoming just the fifth York-Adams League coach to win 400 career games. The Lady Lions' head coach is 411-108 heading into 2013.

The year also featured York-Adams athletes who won state titles, both as individuals, and as part of a team.

Kennard-Dale wrestler Chance Marsteller continued his phenomenal success by winning a second straight state Class AAA wrestling title. Marsteller, a junior this year, has never lost a high school match (97-0). He could become part of a very elite group: Pennsylvania high school wrestlers who won four titles without losing a match.

Fairfield's Isaiah Logue became the first York-Adams golfer, since Eastern's Rod Crumbling in 1984, to win a state golf crown. Logue shot 74-71 in two days at Heritage Hills to take the Class AA championship.

Eastern York’s Alex Cooley became the York-Adams Leagues all-time leading rusher with 6,015 yards, eclipsing the previous mark by a whopping 1,582
Eastern York's Alex Cooley became the York-Adams Leagues all-time leading rusher with 6,015 yards, eclipsing the previous mark by a whopping 1,582 yards. Cooley set a state single-game record by rackĀ“ing up 500 rushing yards against Hanover. (File photo)

West York's Brad Strathmeyer made his final high school swim season a championship one by capturing the gold medal in the Class AA 500-yard freestyle title at the PIAA Swimming and Diving championships.

Some of Strathmeyer's classmates were members of West York's baseball team that put together an unforgettable season, which culminated in a state Class AAA title. The Bulldogs, after finishing third in the District 3 Tournament, made an unforgettable run through the state bracket, earning the title with a 9-6 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg in a game played at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College. West York pitcher Kaden Hepler won all four state games and finished the season with a 14-0 record and a 0.70 earned run average.

West York pitcher Kaden Hepler won all four state games and finished the season with a 14-0 record and a 0.70 ERA. The Bulldogs made an unforgettable run
West York pitcher Kaden Hepler won all four state games and finished the season with a 14-0 record and a 0.70 ERA. The Bulldogs made an unforgettable run through the state bracket, earning the Class AAA title with a 9-6 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg. (File photo)

The York Catholic girls' basketball team, the York Suburban boys' volleyball team and the Delone Catholic girls' volleyball teams each advanced to the state final after winning District 3 crowns. York Catholic captured the district AA title for a record seventh straight season.

West York's football team achieved a York-Adams first by winning 13 games. The Bulldogs' huge fan base followed Coach Ron Miller's team everywhere, including Hersheypark Stadium, where their historic season ended with a 21-10 loss to Bishop McDevitt in the District 3 final.

Dick VanOlinda covers high school sports for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com or at 505-5407.